Mundus MAPP is an internationally recognized European leader in Policy Studies. It offers an interdisciplinary curriculum delivered by four outstanding European universities. Flexible choice of study tracks, practice components, highly diverse international student body, academic excellence applied to contemporary policy problems – this is Mundus MAPP.
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The program is accredited in Austria, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK + in the US on CEU tracks.
Since its establishment in 2007, 323 students have studied in the Mundus MAPP program from 78 countries and 5 continents.
After graduating from the program 93% of our students were employed within 6 months.
The program includes internships at top international organizations, government agencies and global NGOs, a field trip to experience the world of policy practice and policy labs.
The program is 1 of the 5 „success stories” selected by the European Commission in 2020.

Meet our team

Marie-Pierre Granger

CEU (Central European University)

Marie-Pierre Granger is the Program Director of the Mundus MAPP consortium. She is Associate Professor at CEU’s School of Public Policy and Legal Studies Department. She holds a PhD from Exeter University (UK).

Pablo Pareja

IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals)

Dr. Pablo Pareja Alcaraz is Lecturer in International Relations at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Academic Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Public Policy at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona, Spain.

Karim Knio

ISS (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Karim Knio is Lecturer in Politics at the International Institute of Social Studies. He completed his PhD in International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Jeremy Moulton

York (University of York)

Dr Jeremy F G Moulton has been an Associate Lecturer at the University of York since 2017. He has previously taught at York’s Department of Environment & Geography and at the University of Hull’s School of Politics and International Studies. Jeremy holds a doctorate degree in Politics from the University of Hull.

Design your study path

Mundus MAPP is unique in the flexibility with which students can tailor theirlearning experiences to their individual needs through the selection of study tracks.


Global Public Policy
The central focus in this study track is on the policy process at the international and global level, including the design and operation of international organizations and global policy regimes. The track is designed to provide students with thorough understanding of public policy in national as well as in international contexts.


European Public Policy
This study track focuses on policy analysis, policy making and problem solving in the European Union, its member states and neighborhood countries. The central focus is on the policy process in national and transnational contexts from agenda-setting to implementation from a problem solving perspective.


Political Economy and Development
This study track seeks to deepen applicants’ knowledge in problem situating approaches of public policy. The logic of this track essentially revolves around the topic of political economy and development.


Governance and Development
This study track specializes in topics revolving around governance and development, and attracts applicants wishing to study public policy in the context of developing countries with the objective to work for an international organization in the future.

Meet our students

This program gives me the opportunity to reinforce concepts and theories, introduce me to modern academic research on public policy and learn how to apply it to reality.
Chiara Marinelli
CEU so far has been a fantastic melting pot of diverse yet like-minded individuals with societal concerns in their hearts and genuine drive to effect real changes! I am equally excited to see what the 2nd year at IBEI holds for us.
Maneeha Chowdhury
This program is a true representative of the global world where our interconnection is also our strength and opportunity to grow. I am extremely proud to be a part of this truly inspiring community.
Alina Bobkova
I chose the ISS-York study track to pursue my eagerness of studying how institutions and different stakeholders shape our lives in a epistemological and ontological manner.
Daniela Horta

The Mundus MAPP Universities

Central European UniversityInstitut Barcelona d'Estudis InternacionalsInternational Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University RotterdamUniversity of York


April 27, 2020

Vienna study trip, April 2020

The study visit, an essential part of the Mundus MAPP program, that was meant to be happening in Vienna this year, was moved online due to the COVID-19 situation. It is designed to expose Mundus MAPP students to the world of policy practice. The first-year students had the possibility to meet with Senior Officials from […]
November 8, 2019

Changes in 2020

From 2020, the CEU tracks of Mundus MAPP will be offered in Vienna, Austria, by Central European University (Private University). CEU Vienna will deliver the same program components as has been hitherto (and is currently) delivered by CEU Budapest. These changes reflect the recent transformation of Central European University into a bi-campus university. Although the UK […]
November 8, 2019

2017-19 Cohort Successfully Graduates

The 2017-2019 cohort of Mundus MAPP students has successfully graduated.The following prizes were awarded: The Best Student Award, for the highest GPA in the cohort was awarded to Lukas Schmidt. The Best Thesis Award on the ISS-York track was awarded to Yashaswini Prasad. The Best Thesis Award on the ISS-IBEI track was awarded to Samuel Talman. The Best Thesis Award on the CEU-IBEI […]